HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 cc318-9W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the cumulative total number of those service men who have been in receipt of a war pension or allowance from his Department because their deaths were attributable to their service in the armed forces who died(a) in service, (b) after retirement from the armed forces and (c) after being invalided out of or medically discharged from the armed forces for each year from 1959 to the latest available date; and, for each of the above categories for the latest year for which records exist, what was the number of war widows' pensions in payment from his Department.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

This information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. A total of 57,571 war widows pensions were in payment at the end of 1988.

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